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How To Create A Meeting Agenda That Actually Works [Infographic]

Girl's Guide to PM

Courtesy of: The Business Backer. Save time getting your meetings set up properly with this pack of project meetings templates. Download your pack here. The post How To Create A Meeting Agenda That Actually Works [Infographic] appeared first on Girl's Guide to Project Management.

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6 SEO Tools Social Media Marketers Must Try

Brad Egeland

In the digital era we are in today, competition is the fuel that drives most businesses and individuals to give their best, with the knowledge that people are presented with different options to choose from.

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How to Thrive as an Accidental Project Manager [Video interview]

Girl's Guide to PM

In this video I talk to Simon Harris about how to thrive as an accidental project manager.

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How To Improve Schedule Estimates

Project Risk Coach

Have you ever had an executive ask how long a project will take before the project started? Yeah, I've been there too. When asked, PAUSE. Be careful about how you respond. Because your credibility is at hand.

Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

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Better Projects Better Business

Brad Egeland

Review the Research On How Better Projects Lead to Better Business. Review Cheetah Learning's research on how doing better at projects in various sectors of an operation can improve an organization's overall performance and provide a significant competitive advantage.

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Does Big Business Care about Sustainability?

Green Project Management

Does big business care about sustainability and social responsibility? I often ask attendees to my courses and presentations this question. In general, the response is a strong negative: “NO big business couldn’t care less about sustainability or social responsibility!”

Do This Each Day to Keep Your Projects Moving Forward

Project Bliss

If you’re managing multiple projects at once, it can be easy to give all your attention to the most difficult projects. It’s easy to stay focused on the riskiest, or the one with the loudest customer, or the most complex.

2018 156

Of myth and mystique

Musings on Project Management

I've always held that the key to power and influence is to have and maintain a certain mystique that provides some remoteness ( think: access control ), unpredictability, and mystery about the leader. Too much familiarity reveals too many weaknesses, etc) Now comes myth, to add to the mystique: "In theory, if some holy book [perhaps the body-of-knowledge of the PMO] misrepresented reality, leadership Project Management

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

How to Run a Really Great Project Meeting

Online PM Courses

Does it sometimes seem that your life is a constant trudge from one project meeting to the next. It’s as if there’s little time to do anything before the next one. And, if that’s not bad enough, how many of your project meetings are truly worthwhile?

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How Did I Find My Calling to Help People Make a Bigger Difference by Doing Their Projects Better?

Brad Egeland

By Michelle LaBrosse, CCPM, CAL, CPD, PMP, RYT - founder and CEO of Cheetah Learning I came from a large family – my parents had six children in eight years and I was number four Both my parents were public school teachers so we were encouraged to go to college. By the time I was a junior, there were five of us in college and I was fortunate to get a full Air Force scholarship to study Aerospace Engineering at Syracuse University.

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A Real-World Success Story: Hallmark Cards Saves 1,000 Man Hours a Year by Streamlining PMO Projects and Agile Execution


Known throughout the world for its greeting cards, retail stores, gifts, and television series, Hallmark Cards believes that when you care enough, you can change the world.

Can One Be Too Respectful?

Pawel Brodzinski

Some time ago, during our weekly Lean Coffee at Lunar Logic , which is the only all hands meeting at the company, I made a disrespectful comment. It was a topic which I have a strong opinion about.

2018 79

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

These FREE most popular templates will help you perform your role more efficiently.

Productivity 2.0: Advantages and Risks of the 6-Hour Workday


The 6-hour workday model Imagine it was Monday morning. There is an 8 to 9 hour workday ahead of you. How motivated are you? Are you about to work effectively for 8 hours straight now? Of course not. Nobody can be productive for such a long period of time. The average day at the office usually looks like this: Most employees start by helping themselves to a cup of coffee and chatting with their colleagues. Then they check their email and surf the social web. And so the day drags on.

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What is Release Management? | Video

Online PM Courses

Projects – especially IT projects – need to release new software into a live environment. So, what is Release Management? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of Online PM Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes. Project Management in Under 5. What is Release Management?

2018 83

How 1 + 1 = $20,000 in Project Management

Brad Egeland

1+1 = $20,000. Wait, that doesn't make much sense does it? Have I lost my mind? Are you reading this correctly? No, neither of us have lost our minds, let me show you how the math works out: A worker bee named Barb wanted to get ahead in her career, but she didn't know how. Her not so evil stepmother paid for her to take the Cheetah Certified Project Manager program. She took the course and completed it with flying colors.

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Should Priority Matrix Email Integration Matter to You?


Is the Email Integration Important? You are setting up your Priority Matrix. You might notice that Priority Matrix has an email integration and wonder whether this should matter to you. This Depends on You. If so, great question!

2018 78

A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.

How to recruit an outstanding project manager (Part I)

Susanne Madsen

Although it isn’t possible to provide one single definition of what a good project manager looks like, certain traits, skills and attributes seem to be advantageous for a person who is to lead a project.

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Post-Industrial Project Management

Leading Answers

Introduction. We know old concepts that govern agriculture do not apply to industry. Engineers do not consult the weather or growing seasons before designing machinery.

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Five Tips for Working Smarter, Not Harder


Working smarter (not harder) could mean the difference between a so-so project and a successful one–this article will explore five tips for working smarter, not necessarily harder. The phrase, “work smarter, not harder” seems like an obvious piece of work advice.

2018 78

Top Considerations When Choosing Team Members for Tough Projects

Brad Egeland

Most projects are complex in some way – especially high tech projects. Not all project managers get to choose their projects or even get to personally choose their team members once they land as leadership on a project. I know I usually don’t. I get to request a warm body with a skill set, but rarely have I been given the luxury of choosing actual names.

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Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1% increase isn't worth the engineering time we're spending! Early stage startups in particular may not need a four year business plan, but they need to start building out a model which will show how they can someday be profitable. At the very least, they need to be able to see the impact of a change in retention rates to their user growth.

(Almost) 101 Ways to Use a Priority Matrix Item


When Starting Out. When starting out in the system, it is typical that you may initially only think of and use a Priority Matrix item as a task. This is a great working definition as you become more comfortable in the system! But, after a while, continuing to use this definition can be a confining.

2018 78

5 Steps to Achieving Better Results through Productivity Management

Employee productivity management requires a series of individual steps. One must measure the required tasks, collect performance data, maintain two-way communications, analyze results and create a basis for decision making.

The Scrum Values (International Versions, June 2018)

Gunther Verheyen

In May 2013 I described how there is value in the Scrum Values. I included that text in my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” that was published in November 2013. Early in 2018 I updated my description slightly to be included in a revision of my book that I anticipate.

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Is Your Project Management Software Millennial-Friendly?


It has been three years since millennials — i.e. people born between the early 1980s and late 1990s — officially surpassed Generation X to comprise the biggest share of the U.S. labor market. And by 2019, millennials are expected to overtake the Boomers as the largest living adult generation.

How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Before agile approaches took the world by storm, we used Gantt charts and defects to measure project and program progress. We had trouble measuring product progress until just before release—often too late to change anything. Join Johanna as she discusses how agile approaches change what we measure, and possible measures you might use in projects, programs, and to assess the product as the team(s) build it.

What's More Painful - a Root Canal or Project Management Certification?

Brad Egeland

​Just reading this subject line - "What are Your Project Management Training Options" almost makes me feel like I'm asking you "when do you want to have that root canal?" But this is precisely the problem with improving projects - it doesn't have to be as bad as a painful dental procedure to learn more effective ways of doing your projects.

The Truth About Transformations

Leading Answers

Transformations are flavor of the month. It is no longer enough to launch “initiatives,” “programs” or “projects” to undertake work. Instead, we launch agile transformations, digital transformations and productization transformations. They sound more revolutionary, more dramatic and further reaching.

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Eight Ways to Get Your Team On Board With Time Tracking


The number of hours employees spend on work can tell businesses owners and managers a lot about their workforce. It can answer questions about engagement, cost of labor versus productivity, and if tasks are taking too long to complete. Therefore, it is essential for workers to see the value of tracking their time.

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How to Improve Client Communication


There’s a lot more to project management than tasks and timelines. You’ve got clients to keep happy too. Juggling projects and client relationships can feel stressful—but it doesn’t have to. Effective client communication can ease the pressure and set you up for project success The importance of client communication as a project manager Knowing how […]. The post How to Improve Client Communication appeared first on TeamGantt. Project Management

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Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Gathering support for a product feature or enhancement is a critical skill for Product Managers. Talking to customers, working with key stakeholders in the business and convincing development that a feature is necessary can be a daunting task. Join Product Management expert Cait Porte as she covers how to sell your ideas internally by leveraging data to drive decision making.